Following the success of last year’s edition of European Championship of Roulette (ECR), the crew behind the biggest Roulette event in Europe is coming back with a bigger and better edition scheduled for late in the first quarter of this year.
Once again, the tournament will be held on the sunny Mediterranean island of Malta. Here, we’ll be looking at some of the relevant facts and figures that we know so far and compare them to last year’s. And finally, we’ll be topping it all up with a free giveaway that can see you and a partner fly over to join in on the action as well as other great prizes.
Get your chips at the ready, grab a seat at the table, and join us as we explore how things are set to go down in the European Championship of Roulette 2018.
ECR 2018: Where and When
Portomaso Casino, right next to the prestigious 5-star Hilton Hotel in St. Julian’s, Malta, will be opening its doors to players on 5th April, 2018 for four days of Roulette action, four side events, and a series of pre and post-event parties all the way up till the 8th of April.
Last year’s event was held at the same venue, between 30th March and 1st April, which means that the organisers have extended the second edition of event by a whole day this time round, giving players even more entertainment and a bigger bang for their buck. Buying your way into the tournament will cost you €550, unless you win our 1st giveaway prize (read further on for details) that is inclusive of the entrance fee.
Overview of the Tournament and Side Events
At this time, we’re still waiting for the official schedule to be released. However, we can take a few guesses with what we know so far about this year’s event combined with last year’s schedule.
Starting with the actual tournament, this will be held over two days, leaving a day before and one after for time to have fun and unwind during special events. The main event will kick off on the first day of the tournament with the heats. Players will go head to head in these heat sessions scheduled during different times throughout the day.
Last year, there were three heats, each one starting on the hour. All players will enter the heats with an equal number of chips and the minimum entry bet will gradually be increased. Competitors who make it through to round two will gather round the table again the next day for the knockouts, leaving only seven players for the final round. They will start day two with the amount of chips carried over from the previous day.
There are four side events scheduled for the same days as the main one. You’ll be spoilt for choice with four card games to join in on. Balance your game between strategy and sharp judgement to reach 21 in Blackjack or 9 in Baccarat. Flash your best poker face and beat the dealer’s hand in WPT Hold’Em — a simplified version of Texas Hold’Em — or get a matching flush in the novel Las Vegas favourite High Card Flush. This last one is meant to replace last year’s Caribbean Stud to give players a refreshing experience at the tables.
These side events will play out with players starting off with a chip stack and having to each a target balance to qualify for the next and final stage, which will be held on the following day. This is where the side events will take a detour from the main event, as all players will start off the next day with a fresh set of chips. Each game will have its minimum bet raised every five hands.
So, with a day before and after the tournament remaining, you’re probably already wondering how to spend your time, right? ECR 2018 will feature pre and post-event parties at luxurious venues on site, where you can win merchandise and enjoy free-flowing nibbles and drinks while socialising with fellow competitors.